Racing News

Oaklawn Barn Notes - Feb. 1

February 01, 2014

One year ago today, Oaklawn fans got their first glimpse of Florida invader Rose to Gold when she finished second in the Martha Washington Stakes. In her next start, she won the $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) and then secured her spot in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) with a runaway victory in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3). Now four, Rose to Gold and her connections are eyeing a return to Hot Springs for Oaklawn’s rich stakes for older fillies and mares later in the meet. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes - Jan. 31

January 31, 2014

Five-time Oaklawn leading trainer Steve Asmussen holds a strong hand in Saturday’s $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes with 3-1 morning line favorite Euphrosyne and Dixie Belle Stakes winner Street Story as he seeks his second straight win in the one-mile for 3-year-old fillies. Last year, he won the race with Sister Ginger. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes - Jan. 29

January 29, 2014

Hot Springs has been very fortunate this winter compared to the rest of the country, but it could not escape another round of Artic air that closed Oaklawn’s track for training Tuesday and delayed the opening Wednesday until 10 a.m. Several trainers, aware of the weather, sent their horses to the track Monday for workouts, including Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas who sent his Southwest Stakes (G3) hopeful Strong Mandate out for a bullet workout. Read More

APROPOS GALLOPS TO AMERICAN BEAUTY VICTORY

January 25, 2014

Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Apropos improved her Oaklawn record to a perfect three-for-three with an easy 3 ¼ length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 American Beauty Stakes. Her popular victory as the 6-5 favorite came just 13 days after she returned from a five-month layoff to win an allowance optional claiming race here Jan. 12. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes - Jan. 25

January 25, 2014

Usually the 14-horse fields at Oaklawn are reserved for races like the Rebel Stakes and Arkansas Derby, but that’s how many fillies and mares will line up Saturday in the $100,000 American Beauty Stakes. The six-furlong stakes will be the featured eighth of nine live races at 4:38 p.m. Read More

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